The Pan-African flag’s colors each had symbolic meaning. Red stood for blood — both the blood shed by Africans who died in their fight for liberation, and the shared blood of the African people. Black represented, well, black people. And green was a symbol of growth and the natural fertility of Africa.
What are the three main colors of the African liberation flag?
The Pan-African flag—also known as the Afro-American flag, Black Liberation flag, UNIA flag and various other names—is a tri-color flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands of (from top down) red, black and green.
Why are most African flags green yellow and red?
Cameroon, like Guinea, went with a vertical tricolour and for them the colours are about unity; green is for the vegetation in the south of the country, yellow for the Savannah in the north, and the red is for a connection between the two. The yellow star placed in the centre reinforces the idea of a united nation.
What does a full black American flag mean?
In general, black flags are used by enemy forces to signify that no quarter will be given. What that means is that, during war, enemy combatants are going to be killed rather than taken prisoner.